Current conditions

  • 65°
  • Overcast
  • Dew point: 55.0
  • Wind from SW 4 mph
  • Visibility: 10
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Pressure: 1013


  • Hi 66°


  • Lo 61°


AM Ht. PM Ht. AM Ht. PM Ht.
SUN, MAY 29 10:06 0.4’ 10:59 2.1’ 3:03 4.3’ 5:02 4.6’
MON, MAY 30 11:03 0.5’ 4:34 4.2’ 5:48 5.2’
TUES, MAY 31 12:09 1.4’ 11:56 0.6’ 5:54 4.2’ 6:31 5.8’
WED, JUNE 1 1:06 0.5’ 12:46 0.7’ 7:02 4.3’ 7:13 6.4’
THUR, JUNE 2 1:57 -0.3’ 1:32 0.8’ 8:02 4.5’ 7:54 6.8’
FRI, JUNE 3 2:45 -1’ 2:18 1’ 8:57 4.6’ 8:36 7.2’
SAT, JUNE 4 3:32 -1.4’ 3:03 1.2’ 9:49 4.6’ 9:18 7.3’
SUN, JUNE 5 4:18 -1.6’ 3:48 1.4’ 10:40 4.6’ 10:01 7.2’

Waves (Swamis)

Sun, May 29 2'-3' W 7 seconds

Waves (Trestles)

Mon, May 30 2'-3' SSW 17 seconds
Tues, May 31 3'-5' SSW 15 seconds
Wed, June 1 3'-5' S 17 seconds
Thurs, June 2 4'-6' SSW 15 seconds
Fri, June 3 3'-5' S 14 seconds
Sat, June 4 3'-4' S 13 seconds
Sun, June 5 2'-3' S 13 seconds

Water Conditions

64ºF 66ºF

With the majority of the swell coming out of the south, high tides around mid-morning and light to moderate onshore breezes, it should be flat-calm in the cove on the inside with very good conditions for diving. Surfers will need to find those good south swell spots. Boaters should keep an extra eye out for divers near the reefs and channel edges and divers always mark yourselves and area appropriately.

Visibility based on existing conditions and NOAA predicted swell and weather conditions at press time. Check up-to-date daily visibility/conditions at the San Diego County Lifeguard info line: 619-221-8824.

Waterfront photos

New Years Day Brunch

I went to the Ocean Beach Pier on New Year's Day to see how the surf and the surfers were doing. There was not much surfing action when I got there,  I did get to see about 8 Pelicans continuously diving for food. That was very cool.
Walking back to the car I saw an Osprey starting to hunt over the ocean. After much circling, he dove in a caught his New Years Day lunch.  After the catch he headed back to the nest at Robb Field.

New Years Day Brunch I went to the Ocean Beach Pier on New Year's Day to see how the surf and the surfers were doing. ...

Waterfront Stories

Opening day for catfish night-fishing this Friday

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Stung. Now what?

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Fish Report

Weekly fishing report

Inshore: Last week was a coolish, gray week on the water. The full moon phase put a bit of a damper on the upper-water column species, though the yellowtail were definitely out and about as their numbers doubled from the previous week. Most of those were in the 15- to 30-pound range and were caught down by the Coronados on the ¾-day runs. That said, the bottom-fishing dominated the counts with lots of vermilions coming over the rail. Halibut are moving up out of the holes on the days with less current and ambushing bait in 15’-40’ of water while the calico bite continues to improve in the kelp canopies out to 80’.

Outside: The hot white seabass bite off Catalina cooled a bit, though a handful or two are being reported by the boats making the trip. Spotter planes are reporting occasional marauding schools of bluefin boiling on bait within one-day range of Point Loma. These fish can be picky when found, as the counts reflect, but I expect the catches to increase quite a bit as we transition into the new moon and early waxing phase. Outside and on the bottom, lings, reds, and whitefish are being plucked from the high spots by those anglers choosing to wait out the finicky tuna and fill the freezer with taco meat. Then again, a lot of those bluefin caught are in the 60-pound class and one fish can fill a small freezer or two.

5/22 – 5/28 Dock Totals: 2236 anglers aboard 100 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 30 bluefin tuna, 752 yellowtail, 1 white seabass, 106 calico bass, 28 sand bass, 6,395 rockfish, 24 lingcod, 257 sculpin, 73 bonito, 72 barracuda, 33 sheephead, 14 whitefish, 2 cabezon, 4 halibut, 1 blacksmith, 93 sanddab and 11 bocaccio.

Notable: In light of the recent “rampage” of threshers locally, I thought I’d pass this along from California State University Long Beach’s Thresher Shark Research & Conservation Project:

“Young common thresher and salmon sharks have been stranding throughout the beaches of the West Coast due to a bacterial brain infection. The Shark Lab at CSULB is looking for healthy thresher and salmon sharks to study where this bacteria is coming from and how it’s getting into their brain. For that we need to sample brain, inner ear, liver and spiral valve as well as embryos from pregnant female thresher and salmon sharks. We need the help of anglers who are willing to let us sample their catches. If you would like to collaborate we will meet you at your convenience and dispose of the shark’s remains. We will also clean and send you the jaws in sign of appreciation.”

Scheduled fish plants (lbs): No plants scheduled this week. Last plant: 5/27 Wohlford, catfish, (1,000)

Waterfront Events

Wooden Boat Festival

Wooden Boat Festival

Koehler Kraft Boat Yard

Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Brats and Beer on the Bay

Brats and Beer on the Bay

San Diego Maritime Museum

Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wooden Boat Festival

Wooden Boat Festival

Koehler Kraft Boat Yard

Sunday, June 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Brats and Beer on the Bay

Brats and Beer on the Bay

San Diego Maritime Museum

Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
California Clambake

California Clambake

Hotel del Coronado

Friday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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